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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest Looks Forward to Presiding Over Swift Override of Governor Cooper's Veto of Farm Bill

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Raleigh, NC -- "I’m disappointed Governor Cooper has decided to support big-money out-of-state lawyers instead of our North Carolina farmers. It is time to end this attack on hard-working, law-abiding farm families and allow them to grow food without the fear of frivolous lawsuits. It is my hope the General Assembly will quickly override the Governor’s veto and show our farming community that we still stand with them."

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest's Statement Regarding the NC Farm Act of 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

RALEIGH -- "Governor Cooper needs to sign the NC Farm Bill now. It is abundantly clear that the North Carolina farming community is under attack from out-of-state organizations who are using the tactic of repeated lawsuits against farmers to drive them out of business. Agriculture is our state's number one industry and we must not stand by and watch this happen. Either we stand with the farmers or stand with the lawyers trying to put them out of business. I choose to stand with the farmers."

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Capitol Statue of Billy Graham

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

RALEIGH -- Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest sent the following letter to the Architect of the U.S. Capitol encouraging the process to begin for replacing the Governor Charles B. Aycock statue with that of the Reverend Billy Graham:

Lt. Governor Dan Forest's Response to Governor Cooper's Executive Order

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Governor Cooper's Executive Order once again opens the bathroom stall for those who would seek to do women and children harm while falsely claiming they are transgender. While I take at face value the Governor's intent to help transgender people use the bathroom of their identity, his order creates a legal loophole that will be exploited by non-transgender pedophiles, stalkers and perverts. All bathrooms at state rest areas, parks and museums will now be fertile ground for sexual deviants who will falsely claim to be transgender to gain protected access to our women and children.

Lt. Governor Dan Forest Submits Comment to the State Board of Elections

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lt. Governor Dan Forest submits the following public comment to the State Board of Elections regarding their proposed rule change:

"I am in opposition to two rule changes being proposed by the State Board of Elections.

First, the proposed rule change to 08 NCAC 02 .0111 concerning election protests will have the effect of silencing all election protests. The proposed rule substantially increases the length of the form to file an election protest by inserting new administrative hoops that a prospective protester would have to jump through.

Lt. Governor Dan Forest Opposes HB2 Repeal Efforts

Thursday, March 30, 2017

"If HB2 was right to begin with, which I believe it was, then why are we repealing it? If it is wrong, then why wait four years to fix it? Such ambiguity undercuts the legitimacy of a law that we have fought so hard to defend. We are yielding the moral high ground and giving in to a new form of corporate extortion from an unaccountable, out of state, non-elected, tax-exempt organization (NCAA) and for what?... a ballgame? Why are we allowing them to dictate to us, laws that govern the protection of our people? We should have the backbone to tell them to take a hike."

Lt. Governor Forest's Response to Governor Cooper's HB2 Repeal Proposal

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "If Governor Cooper's proposed bill for repealing HB2 becomes law, it will create a state-sanctioned 'Look But Don't Touch' policy in our bathrooms. Heterosexual men will be able to access women's showers and bathrooms by simply posing as a transgender individual. They will be able to watch women and children shower, or shower next to them.

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